all the joints in the human body,
the jaw may be the most over-used
and under-appreciated. Every time
we speak, chew or swallow our jaw
is working. But, for a rare few,
that simple mechanism becomes a
constant source of suffering.
Their jaws are fused…immobile.
Garcia and Cesar Contreras have
lived nearly their entire lives
with their jaws locked shut. They
have both come to the United States
from the Dominican Republic in hopes
of a cure- an operation that takes
surgeons within millimeters of major
arteries, critical facial nerves
and even the brain. It will be a
difficult and often painful procedure,
but for Dolores and Cesar the only
chance at a new life begins with
a Super Surgery.